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From Mobility to Accessibility: Transforming Urban Transportation and Land-Use Planning

Jonathan Levine, Joe Grengs, and Louis A. Merlin


This book flips the tables on the standard models for evaluating regional transportation performance. It argues for an “accessibility shift” whereby transportation planning, and the transportation dimensions of land-use planning, would be based on people's ability to reach destinations, rather than on their ability to travel fast. Existing models for planning and evaluating transportation, which have taken vehicle speeds as the most important measure, would make sense if movement were the purpose of transportation. But it is the ability to reach destinations, not movement per se, that people s ... More

Keywords: regional transportation, transportation planning, land-use planning, accessibility, cities, metropolitan areas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501716072
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501716072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Levine, author
University of Michigan

Joe Grengs, author
University of Michigan

Louis A. Merlin, author
Florida Atlantic University